LIVING HISTORY

LIVING HISTORY/ORAL HISTORY PRESENTATIONS

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The Museum’s Living History/Oral History Program features our highly knowledgeable volunteers portraying prominent personalities in aviation history. These talented performers, in authentic clothing with appropriate presentation materials, will keep your group enthralled and fascinated while describing their adventures as they made aviation history. *The Living History Program is a volunteer program and subject to change.

Contact us to learn how your group can arrange for a presentation.

 

Amelia Earhart

Amelia proved that flying was not a male-only prerogative and set many aviation records until her untimely disappearance on a round-the-world flight in 1937.
Appears every Tuesday.

Orville Wright

Orville, along with his brother Wilbur built and successfully flew the first heavier than air, controlled and powered airplane in 1903 after years of determined experimentation.
Appears first Friday.

Jimmy Doolittle

James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle was an American aviation pioneer. He served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the famous surprise Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Japan. Appears when available.

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Count Zeppelin, a retired Prussian general, developed his namesake lighter-than-air dirigibles that flew in peace and war for almost forty years.
Appears first Wednesday of even numbered months.

Charles Rosendahl

Vice Admiral Rosendahl was a naval officer from Texas who flew and commanded America’s giant military airships of the 1930s.
Appears second Friday.

Wiley Post

Wiley was the first man to fly solo around the world, credited with the invention of the pressure suit and discovered the jet stream.
Appears every Friday.